Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
president obama speaks this morning, trying to counter the widespread perception that he lost last night's debate. his in-rate contract down 7%, but do stocks have to start pricing in a romney rebound? >> the ecb standing pat on rates as expected as the pressure on spain to file for a bailout eases with borrowing costs a little lower this morning. markets looking ahead to tomorrow's jobs number and the start of earnings season next week. >> it's back. facebook hits the billion user milestone. 1 billion monthly active users as of september 14th. this as its ceo does the rounds, appearing on the cover of "businessweek" and giving nbc an exclusive interview. we've got some of that exclusive later on in the show. >>> and how bad can things get at hp? meg whitman knocks down guidance, sending shares down to nine-year lows. we'll talk to her directly in just a moment. >>> the first presidential debate is now in the books. mitt romney went on the offensive, pushing his pro-growth agenda while taking president obama to task on his jobs and economic record. president arguing romney's plan on taxe
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
're going nuts, sales are going nuts. and a lot of people say it's because of obama. but is there just this kind of, i want to protect my home at all costs? >> i think that's a piece of it. but i think in reality, it's much more than just protecting your home. it's protecting your family, it's protecting your business. and it's not just burglar alarm. it's fire, smoke, carbon monoxide. with the home automation push, there's tremendous opportunity to expand beyond traditional security. >> i met with at&t wireless and they said we're going to eat adt's lunch. we have the best thing going. >> they've announced they're getting into the security space and they're starting to ramp up -- we haven't seen them in the market with their new solutions yet. >> of course, they could just buy you, right? >> you'd have to ask them about that. >> tyco acquired adt in 1997 and along the way said, hey, we will benefit from the synergies within our businesses. why are you better off not a part of tyco than erp as a part of it? >> i think we are a subscriber-based business. we make an investment up front a
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> no. i like gum. who doesn't. and biscuits. what's not to like? back to politics now. president obama's lead has narrowed heading into tonight's big debate. john harwood is in denver getting ready for the big event. john? >> reporter: melissa, we've got several pieces of encouraging news for mitt romney from not only the wall street poll but swing states poll. you mentioned that mitt romney's closed the deficit among likely voters for obama from five points to three points. and in florida, he's closed from five down to one which is tied given the margin of error in our poll. in virginia, he has closed the gap from five to two. if you look at the state of ohio, a must-win state for mitt romney, mathematically possible for him to get to it without it but his strategists think he needs it. he needs to make progress there. but the fact that some of the national polls are coming back a little bit, some of the swing state polls are tightening, is a bit of an earn couragement for romney that he still has an opportunity for deficit with three or four points to change the dynamic in some way.
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
president obama's address speaking this morning in fairfax, virginia. we expect him to mention the jobs number today. the unemployment rate falling to 7.8%. first time below 8% in about four years. when that starts we'll bring it to you. in the meantime -- here's what you missed earlier on this morning. >> welcome to hour three of "squawk on the street". here's what's happening so far. >> the thing is that you got to play this in the short term. equity market looks great. risk on is every where. go out the beta curve. trade. >> so do it. >> you can create excuses for these guys if you want to, but the fact of the matter is every single jobs bill the republicans in congress have voted against. >> september nonfarm payrolls increased by 114,000 jobs. 7.8% is the new unemployment rate. >> the report is good. hours worked up. pay up. july up. i'm not political. trying to make money here. >> when you play -- >> past tens? >> then we just -- i have like seven people who might draw something from three months ago. it was bad. it was a fad zynga might be a fad. >> unbelievable jobs numbers, the
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
, she's obviously the most deidentify house voice against banks. maybe this will continue. obama, warren and then banks just become in a continually bad place to get a job. >> regulation of the banks is in interpretation because of dodd-frank. much of it has passed. they are adjusting to new realities. in terms of capital requirements, holding a lot more capital against businesses and transparency, things like derivatives exchanges hit to their profitable. >> you have all the institutions suing each other about the mortgage-backed bonds, it is just one group of institutional investors suing another group of institutional investors, the court is not set up to handle it. no one knows what to do. i think there's going to be billions of dollars in legal fees. that's the only winner. >> we have to check in with bob on the floor with more on what's moving this morning. hey, bob. >> good morning, everybody. happy tuesday. did you see, of course, christina la guard this morning cutting the global forecast for the imf? and that's not good, the second time this year, but the segway is an argument